Needing to know how to treat flea bites can be very helpful if your pooch has fleas. All too often, pet products that promise to rid your home of fleas, fails to do so. When that happens, a person may start to notice many itchy bites that came from fleas. Anyone that has fleas in their home should rid the home of fleas immediately and treat the flea bites with care. Many people tend to think flea bites aren't serious, but in reality there are many ways that flea bites can lead to skin infections, rashes, and even sickness. So, here is how you can treat flea bites at home!
Things you will need:
- Antiseptic Cleanser
- Ice Pack
- Calamine Lotion
- Hydrocortisone Cream
- Clean the flea bite with an antiseptic cleanser. As soon as you realize you have flea bites, you should clean the entire area thoroughly with an antiseptic cleanser that will not only disinfect the bite of germs but will also help stop the itching. When you rinse off the cleanser, try to use colder water seeing as how warm water might make the bites itch worse.
- Try applying ice packs. Anything cold helps the itchiness of flea bites. The cold ice pack will numb the surrounding area of the skin of the bite, which will ultimately stop the itching. Ice packs can also help flea bites to stop swelling and help reduce redness.
- Never scratch, always rub. If your flea bite happens to itch rapidly, try to rub instead scratch with finger nails or any other object that might tear the skin cells. By damaging the skin where the bite might itch, you may be cause scarring or worse, it may become infected.
- Use topical treatments until the flea bite goes away. There isn't really any magic potion to may flea bites go away, they normally disappear within 2 to 3 days on their own. While you're waiting for your flea bite to go away, you can use topical treatments such as calamine lotion or hydrocortisone creams to relieve the itching and the burning of your flea bites.